GOOD THING OR BAD? NEW DRONE LAWS TO CANADA (JUNE 1, 2019)

GOOD THING OR BAD? NEW DRONE LAWS TO CANADA (JUNE 1, 2019)

Hello my peeps…

Today Transport Canada ( Marc Garneau & Justin Trudeau ) announced the drone laws. There is an exam ($10) and registration ($5) required. It is recommended you take a course for it’s basic exam. I checked into the basic and basic-advanced courses. Basic is $299 and the basic-advanced is $800.

Again, like gun control, the government is looking to control the drone industry. Now, don’t get me wrong. Rather than “blanket” regulations and laws, based on the a few bad apple, why doesn’t the government go after the “bad” drone flyers?

Join me tonight and lets have a chat.

Cheers,
Scott

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9 Comments

  1. Tim Godin on October 22, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    Hello, from Sudbury On.,nom de plume Tbone. Bought a Spark yesterday, online. June 13th. Cops are going to fine us for a drone/aircraft being 50grams over weight?

  2. Dan Basler on October 22, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    1800-305-2059 is the number to call and give your input on this matter. Every one should call and question the lack of free manuals. Question what ever you want there looking for input.

  3. Frank Kolic on October 22, 2020 at 1:35 pm

    Is there a study guide so I I don’t have to drop $400 on a ground school?

  4. Muscle Car Appraisal on October 22, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    Sounds like a lot of money for a course? 😎✌ Yes a Tax Grab.

  5. Drone Man Flyin on October 22, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    Study guide: Unmanned Textbook for UAS Studies . Can be bought for $90 at avworld.ca

  6. Răzvan C on October 22, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    Some people are scared of drones, like when you go fly somewhere. Maybe they don’t understand technology. I’ve also meet people who genuinely loved it. Now with all this attention, the first type, might look at you with even more suspicious eyes, maybe judging whether you’re licensed or not etc. Good points made in this video.

  7. BrianC68 on October 22, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    Hi, Scott. So, per your request last night, here’s my feedback on the exam. I wrote it late this afternoon and, without studying anything more than the new regulations, I scored 82% where the pass mark is 65. So I’m pretty happy with that. Now, I do have to make a disclaimer before I go on. I have always been interested in things aviation related. I’ve done some private pilot training, and attended one of the drone ground schools last year. Yes, it was expensive, and much of it was review for me. A lot of the syllabus was related to SFOCs, but a significant part of it was obtaining the Restricted Operators Radio certification (Aeronautical). Much of that material was review as well, since I already hold a couple of other radio certifications. Thus, the ROC(A) was probably the easiest test I’ve ever taken. Personally, I found it worthwhile and I feel far more comfortable in the air when I know who else is up there and what they are doing. While where I fly most often, the chances of ever having to act on that information is minuscule, it is not zero. If I knew then what I know now, would I go about it the same way? I’m honestly not sure.

    That said, the test is not daunting. It took me ten, maybe fifteen, minutes. There were some questions whose answers I thought blatantly obvious, and others that made me think. Much of it, of course, covers the (new) regulations,. And there is some material on theory of flight, emergency situations, weather, navigation and how to find the information one needs to fly safely- nav maps, the CARs and Canadian Flight Supplement. But, from my perspective, it did not go in to minutia; I didn’t have to know all the ins and outs of airspace classifications, for example. Indeed I think that anyone with some interest in aviation could probably get it on the first attempt. But for complete newbies, seriously, TC’s own website provides the rules regarding laws, and for the rest of it, the other information is readily available through multiple sources. Personally I’d suggest the book "Unmanned" which is published by the same folks that have brought us "From the Ground, Up" for so many years. But it’s a fair bit smaller. A read through of that and someone should be more-than-good-to-go, in my humble opinion. Truthfully, even that might be overkill.

    TL;DR. Everything in the test related to information I think a drone pilot should have and I didn’t find myself, at any point, asking "why are they asking that?".

    That’s my 0.02 Loonies.

  8. Marc Ouellet on October 22, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    I fly planes not drones my hobby is done

  9. Kardoso Media on October 22, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    I registered my drone today, took and passed the exam and was issued my Pilot Certificate. Glad I got it over with already.

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